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Google Pixel 8 Series: Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Camera Specifications Leaked: What to Expect

Google Pixel 8 series leaks about camera specifications made a storm in the internet. Recent leaks and specifications obtained by Android Authority on camera specifications of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The upcoming smartphones are set to feature significant upgrades, promising enhanced photography capabilities for avid smartphone photographers.  

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Camera Specs Leak

FeaturesPixel 8Pixel 8 Pro
Main Camera50MP Samsung GN250MP Samsung GN2
Ultrawide Camera0.55x 12MP Sony IMX3860.49x 64MP Sony IMX787
Telephoto CameraNA48MP Samsung GM5 (48 MP) 5xZoom
Front Camera11 MP Samsung 3J111 MP Samsung 3J1
ToF SensorSTMicroelectronics VL53L18×8 ToF VL53L8
ThermometerNAFIR Melexis MLX90632 (Not a full thermal camera)

Main Camera:

Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are reported to have a powerful 50MP Samsung GN2 sensor. Earlier, GN1 sensor were used in the previous Pixel 7 series. With GN2 sensors, users can expect better image quality and improved low-light performance.

Ultrawide Camera:

While the Pixel 8 is expected to retain the 12MP sensor found in its predecessor, the Pixel 7, the Pixel 8 Pro will receive a substantial upgrade. The Pro variant is rumored to feature an 64MP Sony IMX787 sensor for its ultrawide camera for stunning wide-angle shots with exceptional detail and clarity.

Telephoto Camera:

The Pixel 8 Pro is anticipated to keep the 48MP 5x telephoto camera from its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro. This telephoto lens offers users the ability to capture distant subjects with remarkable precision and clarity.

Front Camera:

In terms of the front camera, it appears that both devices will maintain the same 11MP Samsung 3J1 sensor as seen in the Pixel 7 series. Looks like Google workings more on rear camera than front camera.

Additional Features:

Pixel 8 series is expected to introduce some interesting new features. The phones will reportedly include an “Adaptive torch” function that dynamically adjusts the flash intensity based on the scene and capture mode. This promises optimized lighting conditions for various photographic scenarios. Moreover, the leak suggests that the phones might offer users the ability to adjust blur levels in the cinematic mode, allowing for more control over the depth-of-field effect in videos.

It’s important to note that the leak also clarified that the thermometer sensor on the Pixel 8 Pro will be the FIR Melexis MLX90632. However, it will not function as a full thermal camera capable of capturing heat data.

Furthermore, the Pixel 8 Pro is said to incorporate an 8×8 Time-of-Flight (ToF) VL53L8 sensor, offering advanced depth-sensing capabilities. On the other hand, the Pixel 8 will utilize the STMicroelectronics VL53L1 ToF sensor, providing users with accurate distance measurements and improved portrait photography capabilities.

As the Google Pixel 8 series approaches its official release, the leaked camera specifications have generated excitement among tech enthusiasts. The anticipated use of the Samsung GN2 sensor, alongside improved ultrawide and telephoto capabilities, hints at the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro’s potential to deliver exceptional photography experiences.  

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